Technique Tuesday - June 2024 - Vintage

Time for another Technique Tuesday Blog Hop.  This month our theme is "Vintage".

There was a time when distressing of a card to make it vintage was one of my favourite techniques!  I don't do that much these days, but I always love the final card when I do!  Check out this pretty vintage cards in one of my favourite colour combinations - Boho Blue and Early Espresso.  I used the Spotlight on Nature Bundle for my card.


  1. Cut Early Espresso cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4".  Fold and burnish on scoreline using Bone Folder to form card base
  2. Cut Boho Blue cardstock 4" x 5 1/4".
  3. Emboss using So Swirly Embossing Folder
  4. Apply Boho Blue ink to embossed cardstock using Blending Brush
  5. Distress the edge using Early Espresso ink with Blending Brush
  6. Use edge of Paper Snips to rough edges of Boho Blue cardstock
  7. Tie twine around bottom and tie a bow
  8. Adhere to card base
  9. Cut largest circle using Die from Basic White cardstock
  10. Tear a piece of cardstock or grid paper and use edge to apply Crumb Cake ink to circle using Blending Brush
  11. Stamp flower image on circle using Early Espresso ink
  12. Stamp cross hatch and splatter on circle using Crumb Cake ink stamped off
  13. Distress edge using Crumb Cake ink using Blending Brush
  14. Use edge of Paper Snips to rough edges of circle
  15. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  16. Cut Basic White cardtock 3/4" x 2"
  17. Stamp sentiment using Boho Blue ink
  18. Cut tag end on right end
  19. Cut Boho Blue cardstock 1" x 2 1/4"
  20. Cut tag end on right end
  21. Adhere sentiment to Boho Blue cardstock
  22. Adhere to left side of card using Dimensionals
  23. Adhere Boho Blue Sparkle Gems
  24. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  25. Stamp cross hatch in bottom right corner using Early Espresso ink.

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store.

Check out my Youtube Video for tips and tricks to make this card. Don't forget to subscribe to my Stamping with Melva YouTube Channel

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Place a $50 order through May and I'll also send you a Make and Take Kit to make 3 cards featuring the Wildy Flowering.  If your order is $75 or more I'll send you a package of embellishments! 

Triple Your Creativity

Join Lorraine and I for our new Triple Your Creativity Club!  We're starting in June.  Here's how it works:

  • Each club lasts for 3 months
  • Each month for 3 months you will receive a Stampin' Up! products plus a Make and Take Kit (including everything you need to make 4 cards) with PDF tutorial.

The club starting in June will feature the Sketched Butterfly Bundle, Wildflower Designer Series Paper, Iridescent Striped Ribbon and 2022-2024 In Color Opaque Sparkle Dots.  Here's how you will receive your products:

  • Month 1 - Sketched Butterfly Bundle plus Make and Take Kit
  • Month 2 - 1/2 package of Wildflower Designer Series Paper plust Opaque Sparkle Dots plus Make and Take Kit
  • Month 3 - Iridescent Striped Ribbon plus Make and Take Kit

Cost is $60 per month (by mail) or $55 per month (local).

Want to make more cards? Order a double Make and Take Kit, add $8 to your order - $68 per month by mail and $63 per month local

If you missed the May 31st deadline, it's not too late!  Sign up in June and you will get the June and July kits and products as your first delivery!

Check out the sneak peeks for the June cards.

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Monthly Card Club


I'm excited to be offering a Monthly Card Club either In Person or by mail.  Each month I will select a stamp set or bundle to feature.  

This month the club features the Unbounded Beauty Suite from the Stampin' Up! 2024-2024 Annual Catalogue. 

  • Add the Flowers of Beauty stamp set to your order for an additional $41.03
  • Add the Unbounded Love stamp set to your order for an additional $42.27
  • Add the Flowers of Beauty bundle (stamp set and dies) - $96.82 and your class is free!
  • Add the Unbounded Love bundle (stamp set and dies) - $96.82 and your class is free!
  • Add both bundles - $180.26 and your class is free!

You will make 3 cards with envelopes and receive 1/2 package of Designer Series Paper, package of  2024-2025 In Color Resin Dots and 1/2 package of Glimmer Paper.  Cost is $55 In Person (or local pick up) and $60 mailed or you can get for free without the product above with a minimum $45 order!

You can join my club monthly.  If you join for 6 consecutive months and get a swag bag valued at $25 from me as a gift.

The In Person classes will be held on the last Sunday of each month from 10am to 12noon or 1-3pm.  Space will be limited to 4 people per class.

Registration is now open for the June!

Check out the sneak peeks for June.

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Your Creativity Awaits


The June Kit features the amazing Citrus Blooms bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue.

Do you love to craft and are you looking for a kit that ships directly to you each month with special perks each month? Then you will LOVE “YOUR CREATIVITY AWAITS”!  

With “Your Creativity Awaits”, each month you will receive an exclusive make and take kit (6 designs) plus a PDF Tutorial.  All for only $60 per month shipped directly to you or $56 local pick up.

After 6 consecutive months of membership, you will receive a thank you of $25 product credit (before shipping and taxes) to spend on whatever you choose! 

Each month, the Design Team will choose one stamp set or bundle and design fun projects for you to create.  The stamp set is included in your kit. If you don't already own the dies or punch, you may add it to your kit or use what you have.  

  • Featured stamp set - Citrus Blooms
  • 6 Cards (all different designs) - designed by Your Creativity Awaits Team
  • Exclusive Project tutorials you can follow along with to create your cards
  • Extra product (value will depend on the price of the stamp set)


  • Shipped: $66 monthly
  • Porch Pick-up: $62 monthly 
  • Add-ons for this month
    • Dies - $64 extra

Your Creativity Awaits Kit Timelines

  • The upcoming kit information including supplies needed will be announced by the 15th of the previous month
  • Sign up must be done by the 2nd Sunday of the month
  • Kits will be shipped and tutorials emailed out by the 4th Tuesday of the month (subject to unforeseen delays in the shipment of product from Stampin’ Up!)
  • Available to Canadian Residents Only
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  1. Lovely Card! I love Boho Blue and Early Espresso paired together too!

  2. Great card Melva, loving this bundle x

  3. Great card, Melva. I have to agree that Boho Blue and Early Espresso make a great combination.


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